Ben Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Ben is an associate artist of Curve in Leicester. He trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London.

Recent work includes: Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Kiss Me, Kate (Opera North); An Officer and a Gentleman (Curve and UK tour); La clemenza di Tito (Opéra de Lausanne); Scrooge (Curve); Dick Whittington (London Palladium, West End); Young Frankenstein (Garrick, West End); Annie (Piccadilly Theatre, West End); Love on the Links and Before the Party (Salisbury Playhouse); The Addams Family (UK tour); Voices of the Amazon (Sadler’s Wells and international tour); What the Butler Saw (Curve and Theatre Royal Bath); The Wedding Singer (UK tour); La Cage aux Folles (UK tour); Cinderella (London Palladium, West End); The Importance of Being Earnest (Birmingham Rep and Curve); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Legally Blonde (Curve and international tour); Dracula (Singapore and Bangkok); Faust and 1984 (Altes Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour); The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (Stafford Shakespeare Festival); Chess (Toronto and UK tour); The Memory of Water (New Vic, Stoke); Our House (New Wolsey, Ipswich, and UK tour); West Side Story (Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); Sherlock Holmes (West Yorkshire Playhouse); All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick Theatre, West End); Visiting Mr Green (Trafalgar Studios); 20th Century Boy (UK tour); Inala (Sadler’s Wells and international tour); The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Life, Strangers on a Train and Tommy (English Theatre Frankfurt); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatr Clwyd) and African Snow (York Theatre Royal and Trafalgar Studios).

For the last eight years, Ben has lit The Olivier Awards, which most recently took place at the Royal Albert Hall and was broadcast on ITV.